For some time now we’ve used the Friends of the Bluff booklet “Plants that Clothe the Bluff” for plant identification as a lot of the flora listed are spread along the Victorian coast (the book is about the Barwon Heads region in particular).
There’s a colour booklet that we managed to procure but they don’t appear to be widely available. If you can’t track it down yourself though, you can access the booklet here. Very handy to put on your smartphone, which you’re much more likely to have on you when you’re out and about than a book on plants.
Warrnambool has a lot of Coast Beard Heath. The local boffins reckon it’s due to being one of the less tasty plants around, which meant when livestock used to graze in the dunes, they left ole Beard Heath alone.
There’s a few very similar looking plants to Carpobrotus – let me know in the comments if I’ve got this wrong.
The “feathery seed heads” that this plant produces can look pretty suss. I’ll snap some photos once they come back.